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accidental_chef
Tuesday, August 12, 2008, 7:42am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I was inspired by Mayflowers's thread on Warrior Testimonials, to start one for Hunters. That way we dont have to post all over the board!

I posted my GTD testimonial end of May and you may read it at:
http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-GTDdiet/m-1211521837/

I personally feel that GTD fits me better than BTD. Having said that, as Drive55 commented "GTD does a lot of remodeling, while BTD mostly cleans and repairs the house"- a brilliantly put observation-without BTD I wouldnt have felt the full benefit of this lifestyle.

I was away in India for a couple of days and felt no panic this time as GTD allowed lentils, egg plant, cauliflower, carrots, spinach, coffee etc., as black dot items, which I was *entitled* to, now that I'm on my 7th month of Hunting.

I had lots of untested fruits and vegetables along with diamond catagories. I had lentils, which I havent had in God knows how long, and felt uncomfortable after my second meal. Black dot vegetables and fruits didnt affect me, and I ate them away from the lentils, but for some strange reason, I didnt fancy their taste anymore! Spinach and carrots tasted so...so...blah, for want of a better word. Same for eggplant & cauliflower. I was actually looking forward to eggplant, coz there are some recipes which are delicious and unique to South India. But no sir, it didnt do anything for me.

There was no meat, fish or egg intake during the 72hrs I was there. The bevy of activity kept me on my feet, so I'm not sure  the tiredness was due to a lack of animal protein, or the busy schedule or just both! On our flight back I was served a non veg meal accidentally, and I decided to just go ahead and eat it. I didnt think much about it but hubby commented that I looked more perky after the meal ....

I am so very glad that I didnt have to eat anything with wheat in it!

I had milk based desserts, but they were with buffalo milk, and it didnt give me a nose block, like how cow's milk does. Interesting....and buffalo milk is neutral for Hunters on GTD.

Had my first cup of freshly brewed coffee in more than 3 years. South Indian coffee is famous for it's flavour and fragrance. I loved the fragrance but after drinking it I felt very sleepy. Ahem,  ...

No weight gained, no weight lost. I havent got my kitchen up and running yet, so all meals are eaten out. For the first time ever, I notice that the re introduction of eggs, lamb, duck and sardines has truly energised me!

So that's about all from me for now. Hope to hear from all the Hunters!



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speedy
Tuesday, August 12, 2008, 10:15am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Has anyone else noticed that when you give up a black dot for a few weeks or months you cannot fancy eating it anymore! I gave up eating apples (had been eating them 2 or 3 a day for years and years) gave them up and started munching on pears instead - now I have great difficulty wanting to eat apples at all - what is going on!!

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Rex
Tuesday, August 12, 2008, 10:50am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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a_c & Speedy...I enjoyed reading your testimonies.  I'm doing extremely well on the Hunter diet.  I eat predominently triangle foods & am very satisfied.  I look great, feel great and am sooooo happy with how things are with me as a result of this Hunter diet. .
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speedy
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Good stuff Rex - keep it up - you look great!
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Andrea AWsec
Tuesday, August 12, 2008, 12:42pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Ah to be a Hunter.. you are amazing creatures given the right diet.


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Mayflowers
Tuesday, August 12, 2008, 1:22pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Hey! Welcome back AC!   Happy to inspire!
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funkymuse
Tuesday, August 12, 2008, 2:10pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Where in the heck does one find buffalo milk?!  
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accidental_chef
Wednesday, August 13, 2008, 8:34am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Quoted from 1323
Where in the heck does one find buffalo milk?!  


It's a common enough animal in these parts of the world.

I thought one could get buffalo meat in the U.S. Where there is meat there should be milk too, me thinks...



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funkymuse
Wednesday, August 13, 2008, 2:44pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Quoted from accidental_chef


It's a common enough animal in these parts of the world.

I thought one could get buffalo meat in the U.S. Where there is meat there should be milk too, me thinks...



I'm going to call the local stores.  Maybe they can order it for me.  But I've got to check on the  Whey thing...
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jayneeo
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the american buffalo is a bit different from the water buffalo...it is really a bison. now why they can't make and market it's milk I don't know...have never seen it.....
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vandelam
Friday, August 15, 2008, 3:41am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Quoted from accidental_chef


I personally feel that GTD fits me better than BTD. Having said that, as Drive55 commented "GTD does a lot of remodeling, while BTD mostly cleans and repairs the house"- a brilliantly put observation-without BTD I wouldnt have felt the full benefit of this lifestyle.




Just curious ... what "remodeling" have you noticed?
I had been on the BTD for just over 4 years and the health changes were nothing short of remarkable.
I have made some Hunter changes:

  • add 1 tspn of spirulina to morning shake
  • add 2 tblspn of tahini to morning shake
  • 2 eggs for breakfast instead of 3
  • add 1 tblspn of ghee to eggs
  • stopped eating apples, prunes
  • reduced amount of tomato
  • add B5 and folic acid as supplements

Other than that, my diet has stayed much the same and my health is still very good. No noticeable improvement on any level.



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suzedgar
Friday, August 15, 2008, 5:39pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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PLEASE PLEASE can everyone inspire me to do this Hunter diet.  I feel good in general but I still have anxiety.  Do you guys find that this diet helps that?
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I m not a hunter but do feel my GTD2 gives me an overall emotional and physiological balance......
I am very serious about following the diamond guidelines and all my sups most of the time, as well as the right lifestyle.

I believe the same goes for the rest of the GTs.


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accidental_chef
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Quoted from vandelam
Just curious ... what "remodeling" have you noticed?


Sorry Vandelam, I didnt see your post till today  !

When I did the O Sec diet, I felt instantly better as the body cleaned up a lot of damage. And now on the GTD I'm feeling even more better. I put that down to a lot more genes (OK 30,000 vs 1 )re-aligning themselves. That, for me constitutes remodelling of my temple.

Those windows which were previously sealed shut are now open and letting in bright sunshine and fresh air. And the result is rejuvenation  !  

C'mon Hunters share your testimonials !


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Rex
Friday, August 22, 2008, 10:36am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I have noticed that my DH has gotten his inclination towards road rage much more under control since he is following the GTD. He used to get so angry at drivers that don't yield to him when they are supposed to...now I've noticed that he is much calmer when this occurs. I even remarked about that to him & he agrees. He is much calmer now.  
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accidental_chef
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Yesterday I made a traditional dish which had black pepper as the predominant ingredient. Peppercorns were fresh and ground at home. But strangely I had heart burn the whole afternoon & evening. Any Hunters with similar experiences...?


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funkymuse
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Quoted from accidental_chef
Yesterday I made a traditional dish which had black pepper as the predominant ingredient. Peppercorns were fresh and ground at home. But strangely I had heart burn the whole afternoon & evening. Any Hunters with similar experiences...?


Can't eat the black ones at all even if they are fresh ground.  Have to go with green or white peppercorns.  
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I was going well in the beginning, but after I joined the genotype site and stopped communicating things have gone downhill for me - i found it more slow and difficult and haven't barely been on here for months. maybe it was just what I was used too.
I've incorporated some new foods, like cod liver oil and salmon & I am putting on weight that I don't want.
I really want to find out my secretor status and then start all over again, maybe do hunter compliant with secretor status as I have been feeling terrible lately.


Eat your heart out


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accidental_chef
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So another 6 months have passed and there are more changes noticed.

I have been 90% compliant (diet + exercise) this past year and I can say that there is a huge shift in my general well being. Up until beginning December I was eating from all categories of food prescribed for Hunters, mostly keeping to the lower portion recommendations. And I discovered that there are some categories which I do better in, than other categories. I have talked about this in 2 other threads as well, but thought it would be nice under a testimonial .

Red meat, fish and chicken eggs are the best fuels for me, combined with lots of green leafy veg, lots of ghee, and spices.

Poultry is like leaded petrol on a ferrari.

Nuts and seeds, as little as possible. Maybe once a week, coz it feels as if the body is taking one whole week to process nuts and seeds !

Same with cheese. Manchego is fine, but Parmesan, not so fine  

Oils, as minimal as possible, but ghee is limitless and doesnt take all day to get digested.

Fruits: We have always eaten a fruit a day. Mostly bananas. Mango, water melon, pineapple only when they are in season, and that would be during summer. But these days all fruits are avalable all thro' the year, and although I never paid much attention to that fact, I really dont feel good eating off season diamond fruits. Evidence of that:added belly fat when I was eating 3cups of assorted diamond fruits a day. Never mnd, you live and learn  

Beans: Limited and as part of a bigger dish containng other vegetables and spices.

Fruit juices: Again, not something we grew up drinking, except in summer. Any other season and it's as if the body is saying 'hey why're you giving me stuff I dont need?'.

Root vegetables, pumpkin and squashes: These played a huge part for my dinners and I noticed that it would be best to keep them to a minimum.

Baked goods: Home made stuff using only compliant ingredients and recipes from the RC. They take ages to digest, and I'm not even eating huge portions at the expense of other food. 1/2 a slice of (whatever) of a normal slice of bread is what I eat for bfast...and it takes the whole day to process. I dont know whether other Hunters are facing issues with baking soda, baking powder (compliant RC formula), cream of tartar etc., My tummy doesnt feel too good  ...

Rice sits well. Basmati, brown rice etc. But if I eat rice at the expense of protein, then there is a blood sugar spike.

The only issues I'm facing is with the plumbing department. I need to take Magnesium...and I dont want to have to. I cant figure that one out really. GTD hasnt helped me as yet... and I wonder why

And being the end of the year and all, I'm fatigued beyond imagination. It has been a high adrenalin year and it's not over yet  

Since I realised my own GTD idiosynchrasies, I've decided to eat what my body can process, and that might entail not eating from all categories. I'm trying this out since the beginning of December and already feel that the body is struggling less to go thro all that food!


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